Windows has mechanism that allows applications to create pending file operations. Such operations (moving or deleting file for example) are postponed and executed next time computer is rebooted . This is mostly used when files are locked and can’t be processed while Windows is running.
WhyReboot is utility that shows list of currently scheduled pending operations.
How it works
Really simple. It accesses Windows registry section where information needed is stored and displays it as text. Simple, effective and way more user-friendly than manual digging in registry.
What to do with information
- satisfy curiosity;
- decide if reboot is needed when something asks for one;
- deal with files manually using Unlocker or FileAssassin to skip reboot.
Freeware, portable , tiny, perfectly fulfills single function. Not something needed daily but good one to have especially if (un)installing lots of software.